Former Oklahoma State pitcher Tyler Lyons and the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Twins with a 5-1 win in Game 3 of the best-of-five American League Divisional Series on Monday at Target Field in Minneapolis to advance to the AL Championship Series.
The 31-year-old Lyons recorded a 10-pitch eighth inning in New York’s 8-2 victory in Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday at Yankees Stadium. The left-hander struck out Jonathan Schoops and Max Kepler on six consecutive pitches then forced a deep flyball to left field from Jorge Polanco on the fourth pitch of the at bat.
Tyler Lyons looked PRETTY good last night. I know it was a low-leverage situation, but Lyons still dominated. pic.twitter.com/8ZpmRJSO9L— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) October 6, 2019
The Pirates released Lyons on Aug. 11 and four days later New York signed him to a minor-league deal. He was selected for a September call up then had 12 strikeouts, two walks, a 4.15 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 11 regular-season games.
The Yankees will face the Astros or Rays in the ALCS. Houston leads the ALDS against the Rays two games to one with Game 4 on Tuesday in Tampa.